“The quality of one’s life is directly related to the quality of questions you ask yourself.” – Tony Robbins
Questions are powerful. They have the ability to trigger a deep response from our unconscious mind.
But what about open-ended questions as opposed to yes/no, black/white questions?
Open-ended questions are one of the most powerful tools we have as human beings.
They have the power to lead us into a brand new territory. It creates a multitude of possibilities because who knows how these might be answered. The possibilities stretch our creativity and draw on the well of universal wisdom. But first we must take the leap and ASK and then LISTEN.
Just start asking now. You will learn so much by just asking.
So for instance, you find yourself overwhelmed with everything that’s happening in your life and then you say to yourself, “I don’t have enough time to get everything done.” How does that make you feel – expansive or contracted?
And now, ask yourself, “How can I give more time to what’s important in my life?” and then again, check how you feel about that question.
Compare these two statements and how it affects your outlook. Check how it affects your emotions, heart, energy and spirit. See which one offers more potential ideas.
It only takes one moment to do this simple exercise. But, it can help you a lot!
But why is this the case?
Basically, our subconscious mind is a powerful thing. It implements whatever directives it is given. So, if you say “I can’t do it.” Then certainly your subconscious will make sure that you won’t do it.
It’s the same case with asking questions. The truth is we all have the answers in ourselves – we only need to pay close attention to draw them out. By asking open-ended questions, we create the opportunity to receive answers. Are you more audio, visual, kinesthetic or just ‘knowing’?
Sometimes the answers can be straightforward but some occasions it can be subtle and indirect. These answers can come from anywhere, even from random things or situations like a book, conversation or billboard. The key here is AWARENESS.
Problems have a silver lining in them. It’s a good opportunity for learning. Put these problems to good use and create conversations with yourself. Restate positive statements and and goals as questions. This will keep your inner guidance dialog going.
So, never stop asking open-ended questions. Each question and each answer opens opportunities to discover new insights and new possibilities. It will open doors to a whole different platform and conversations that we never dreamed of.
In fact, the very simple act of questioning gives us the chance to assess our own assumptions, feelings, thoughts, beliefs, actions and even our own personal biases.
This simple but powerful gesture gives us the opportunity to measure evaluate our This is the FOUNDATION FOR RAISING OUR CONSCIOUSNESS.
Questions help us focus. But, it’s the open-ended questions that invoke our minds to discover what might be and uncap unique potentials. These types of questions will lead you to the treasure house of wisdom that is hiding in you all of us – just waiting to be discovered.
Good questions can help you. Good open-ended questions create great intentions. But it is learning to listen and trust that will help you move forward in life and achieve your priorities.